Yesterday opened with a new feature of FGG AGAs, a "meet the candidates" forum prior to elections of board offices that will take place first thing this morning.
Following this forum, in which delegates had a first chance to question new candidates Sonya Lewis (Team Colorado), who is running for Officer for Communication, and Shamey Cramer (IGLA), who is running for Officer for Ceremonies, our last host, Games Cologne, and our next host, CSEC, made their reports to the Assembly.
Delegates applauded Cologne for Gay Games VIII, noting the excellent sport events, the great village, and outstanding volunteers. The Assembly was impressed by the status report from Cologne, and in particular the hiring of sports manager Rob Smitherman. After delays due to the legal issues surrounding the event, Cleveland+Akron are ready to launch.
|Interim chair of CSEC David Gilbert, executive director Tom Nobbe, and Valarie McCall of the Cleveland Mayor's office|
The afternoon opened with more committee meetings (technology and development), and another session on the future 2018 event.
Today the main business of the FGG will take place, with elections and voting on various motions.
Elaios were ratified as new members, to the applause of the assembly. The morning also saw the first of several sessions devoted to the project for a single event in 2018, in the presence of Wessel Van Kaloampen, co-president of GLISA, who made the trip from the Netherlands to meet with the more than 60 FGG delegates, board m